According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 49% of breast augmentation patients and 31% of breast reduction patients last year were under the age of 35. At his practice, Charleston plastic surgeon Ram Kalus, MD says he experiences similar demographic trends, noting that a significant number of his breast augmentation and reduction patients fall into this age range.

Due to the relatively young stage of life many of these patients are in, Dr. Kalus states that a common question he hears asked is: “Can I still breastfeed after breast augmentation (or breast reduction)?” While the answer to this question is individual, he explains that there are a few general rules of thumb that apply in most cases.

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